Crisp and very clean with blue and wine red, no stains or holes. Hand size faded or mis-printed area.
I will be listing many feedsacks in the near future. Need something specific? Just ask. I have novelty, floral, geometric, scenic, cheater, stripes, solids, brand logo and percales.
Feedsacks/flour/grain/seed/sugar/salt sacks have been in use over 100 years
The printed feedsacks we see today came about as a marketing strategy for thrifty housewives. Plain and brand printed sacks had long been re-used in the farmhouse as aprons, undergarments, towels, cloths, laundry bags, diapers and nightgowns so adding an appealing print and or colors found the homemaker also adding everyday, wearable clothing and quiltmaking to the list. By 1914, sacks were available in 10, 6, 4, 3 and 2 lb sizes as well as the larger 25, 50 and 100 lb sacks.
Typically, the heavier the weight, the thicker the denier(yarn). Also the finer the product, the tighter the weave of the fabric. Fine flours, sugars, salts etc were offered in percale cotton bags of smaller sizes, usually 1-15 lbs. Percales are densely woven and have a smooth, shiny finish.
Magazines and pattern companies took advantage of the feedsack craze and offered patterns and suggestions for using the 'free' materials. Knitting and crochet guides were even making use of the string! Much of the US population in the 40's were wearing feedsack fashions.
These fabrics are only printed on one side and often have a loose weave. Prints were often erratic and the 'grain' of the fabric is not always straight. Most have stitching holes at the side and bottom or the stitching is still in place. You can expect to see faded areas, holes, tears and stains to some extent on many pieces because the sacks were USED. Larger companies often had their own stitching machines and filled grain bags to order according to the choice of the housewife. Purina even trademarked some of their prints with the distinctive Purina Chow and famous checker patterns.
*There is a re-stocking fee of 20% if I accept a return that does not have an error in the listing. *I can ship to other locations-just ask (convo) *I can and do combine shipping for best rates. *I do ship first class whenever possible-items must meet weight, size, destination and fragility criteria *I will try to meet special requests for expedited shipping and special packaging. *I can insure non priority items for an extra fee at your request.
*I accept online payment, checks and cash. *If you are a buyer in Kansas, sales tax will automatically be added to your purchase price.(Believe me, our state needs the revenue)
Returns & exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Additional return information
* Items will be refunded if I have erred in the listing description. *Please note: If an item is broken or lost by USPS you will need to take the item and the packing materials or photos of all of it to the shipper to file a claim. Items shipped first class are not insured unless specifically requested by the purchaser.
I do not offer exchanges due to the vintage nature of my one of a kind items.